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nutrients in slum gum and brood cells

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I keep thinking that the stuff would be a good supplement to potting soil.
The wife/self appointed master gardener thinks I am from a different planet.
Any thoughts?
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Compromise and add it to a compost bin instead. Mix it with fall leaves - the nitrogen rich slumgum should complement the carbon rich leaves. I compost a lot of leaves, and all kinds of unconventional stuff goes in my compost bins. In the end it all decomposes just fine.

Slumgum in moderate amounts can be used in place of fertilizer. Here is a paper on doing that in tomato seedling production: http://www.actahort.org/books/898/898_22.htm
 
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